基斯,老基斯之子
Keesh, Son of Keesh

  • 作   者:

    杰克·伦敦
    Jack London

  • 译   者:

    河北工业大学 李剑

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    双语

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  • 电子书:

    ¥2.90

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当爱情与信仰冲突,当欲望与原则相悖,当渴望与人性碰撞,该如何做出抉择?如果鱼与熊掌不可兼得,究竟该舍鱼还是舍熊掌?或者还有另外一条出路?又或者,这真的是个死胡同?

杰克•伦敦通过相当精致的细节描写,将主人公在面对选择时的表情、动作、周围人的反映等刻画得入木三分,让人有身临其境之感,也着实为主人公在犹豫不决时捏了好几把冷汗。

小说的主人公基斯是塔纳闹部落的首领,但在白人的影响下,开始转向基督教。他不愿意杀人,对部落里一些“野蛮”的习俗置之不理。但当他想娶相邻部落首领的女儿时,他却需要作出选择。这篇小说的情节富有戏剧性,具有浓郁的悲剧色彩。

杰克·伦敦,原名为约翰·格利菲斯·伦敦(John Griffith London),美国著名的现实主义作家。他一生共创作了约80卷作品,其中最为著名的有《野性的呼唤》、《海狼》、《白牙》、《马丁·伊登》和一系列优秀短篇小说《热爱生命》、《老头子同盟》、《北方的奥德赛》、《马普希的房子》、《沉寂的雪原》等。

John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876—November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. He is best remembered as the author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories To Build a Fire, An Odyssey of the North, and Love of Life. He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as The Pearls of Parlay and The Heathen, and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf .

而后这些白人一个个地来了,直到现在已经有许多了。他们是个不安分的种族,从不满足于填饱肚子在火炉边休息,明天的事明天再操心。看起来他们被下了诅咒,而他们必须历经艰难困苦才能找到破解这个诅咒的方法。

But they came, one by one, these white men, till now they are many. And they are a restless breed, never content to rest by the fire with a full belly and let the morrow bring its own meat. A curse was laid upon them, it would seem, and they must work it out in toil and hardship.

读罢他的作品,随之而来的是惊心动魄的思索,作者笔锋粗放,读了他的作品,我们能够感受热爱生命的真谛!他能让文字燃烧生命烈火。他就是杰克·伦敦。在坚毅中保持宽容,在宽容中保持坚毅是他特有的人生哲学观念,在小说中得到了充分的体现。

我所看到的,是征服的迷人力量,是血色冒险及黄金潮的迷人力量。……生命既勇敢又狂野,而我正经历着我阅读了无数遍的冒险生活。——杰克·伦敦

评论家们认为,这位擅长“描写人类原始本能”的年轻小说家可以跟爱伦·坡、吉卜林以及麦尔维尔相提并论。

伦敦评论专家瑞斯曼认为伦敦是“美国文学代表人物之一”。

一九零一年七月出版的《民族》评论道:“坡以来本国出现的最有力的短篇小说家,一个西方出现的新吉卜林。……第一等讲故事的人……天生的小说家……富有现实性,锐利的观察……利落,干净,生气勃勃。”

Western writer and historian Dale L. Walker writes:

London's true métier was the short story ... London's true genius lay in the short form, 7,501 words and under, where the flood of images in his teeming brain and the innate power of his narrative gift were at once constrained and freed. His stories that run longer than the magic 7,500 generally—but certainly not always—could have benefited from self-editing.

  • 基斯,老基斯之子

  • Keesh, Son of Keesh

  • 爱情与信仰

    当爱情与信仰产生矛盾,你应该选择爱情还是信仰?这个问题没有一个固定答案,选择爱情还是信仰,不同的人会有不同的取舍,这完全取决于你对两者的看重态度。当你遇到了自己的爱情,而这段爱情对于这个人来说是至关重要甚至是值得拿生命去珍惜的时候,他可能就会选择放弃自己的信仰,因为没了这个爱情,生活对于他来说或许就没有了意义,那么……展开↓

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